RSA reveals new software to protect business smartphones


17 Nov 2011

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RSA has launched its new RSA DLP Suite aimed at helping organisations that have equipped workers with smartphones and tablet computers to shield themselves against sensitive data loss.

RSA DLP gives organisations the visibility they need to make more educated decisions around security and governance whether sensitive data is accessed via consumerised endpoints like smartphones and tablets, stored in large repositories or provisioned through virtual applications and desktops,” explained EMC’s country manager in Ireland Jason Ward.

“RSA’s strategic approach to security management leverages the RSA DLP Suite to provide unprecedented visibility into risk across the organisation and to enforce controls to reduce those risks.”

He said the move is timely as organisations confront the challenges of securing massive amounts of sensitive information throughout an expanded IT infrastructure while at the same time battle advanced threats that bypass traditional security measures.

“Organisations need to manage and secure sensitive information across a number of new consumerised endpoints and virtualised data centres.

Preventing data loss across the organisation

“The RSA DLP Suite monitors the flow of sensitive data and helps prevent data loss whether end users connect to corporate email through Microsoft ActiveSync or OutlookWeb Access. The new suite monitors all data transfers from virtual desktops and virtual applications to the end user’s physical device whether it is a smartphone, tablet or a home PC,” Ward explained.

Manoj Nair, vice president, Security Management and Compliance Products in RSA, said the new platform provides exceptional network visibility, security analytics and risk-based security.

“The latest release of RSA DLP continues to advance RSA’s security management platform through expanded visibility into the risk from sensitive data and help enable customers to better address security for smartphones and tablets, SharePoint sites and social media all without compromising on productivity of the end user,” Nair said.